Skeleton Coast Fly–In Safari

4 Day Fly-In Safari

Safari Description:

The famed Skeleton Coast in Namibia stretches from the borders of Angola in the north, down to the south of the country and conjures up mysterious visions of mist–enshrouded beaches strewn with bleached whalebones and rusted shipwrecks. This is a landscape of haunting beauty, join this fly–in safari exploring the coastline both from a birds–eye perspective and from vehicles enjoying excursions to explore this remote area. Each night is spent in a different location in no–frill style camps. 2 Options here are given and extended tours to include Etosha are available.
Enjoy this remote area of Namibia by joining a fly in safari

Safari Highlights:

Wild and desolate coastline with adjoining roaring dunes, colourful red lava and yellow sandstone of the Huab environs along with wonderful Ugab rock formations, ancient Bushman rock engravings, amongst gravel plains witness living “fossil” tree, Welwitschia Mirabilia, Visit nomadic Himba people in a traditional settlement, panoramic vistas of the Hartmann Valley, which extends to the Kunene River on the Angolan border

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Skeleton Coast, Damaraland

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Kuidas Camp
Day 2 Leylandsdrift Camp
Day 3 Kunene River Camp
Day 4 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 4 days
Safari Type Fly-In Safari
Price From US$ 7000
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Accommodation
Group Size Minimum 2 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Kuidas Camp

Option A: Depart from Windhoek Eros Airport flying across to Conception Bay and Kuiseb Canyon enjoying spectacular views of the red oxidised dunes from the air, we fly over Eduard Bohlen shipwreck – now 200m inland and north where pale–yellow sand dunes fall into the pounding ocean. At Swakopmund we refuel then continue at low–level along the coastline passing Ugab rock formations and stark desert floors arriving at Kuidas Camp. We walk to nearby ancient Bushman engravings near to camp Option B: Depart from Windhoek Eros Airport early morning flying to Sesriem airstrip where we take a wonderful guided tour into the Sossusvlei dunes, some of the highest in the world and set in the oldest desert in the world. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Namibia’s top locations. Returning to our plane we fly across to Conception Bay and Kuiseb Canyon enjoying spectacular views of the red oxidised dunes from the air, we fly over Eduard Bohlen shipwreck – now 200m inland and north where pale–yellow sand dunes fall into the pounding ocean. At Swakopmund we refuel then continue at low–level along the coastline passing Ugab rock formations and stark desert floors arriving at Kuidas Camp. We walk to nearby ancient Bushman engravings near to camp

Day 2 Leylandsdrift Camp, Skeleton Coast

We explore the colourful sandstones amidst the Huab River from our land rovers this morning, where your knowledgeable guide explains the ecological aspects with its wide diversity of flora and fauna – see the strange and ethereal Welwitschia mirabilis that survives the harsh desert climate. Fly along the coast to Terrace Bay to witness shipwrecks such as Montrose and Henrietta and take to our vehicles again to access the intriguing roaring dunes – listen to this strange and stimulating sound before wandering along the beach with its array of agate, quartz, lava and granite stones, along with the occasional bleached whale bone. From here we fly onto our camp in Purros by Hoarusib Valley for the night.

Day 3 Kunene River Camp

From camp we head to a nearby Himba community where we learn about this semi–nomadic tribe and find out how they survive in today’s modern world, whilst still practicing their traditions. Flying north along the Skeleton Coast brings further shipwrecks before turning inland to the Kunene River, this is the natural border between Namibia and Angola. Hopping once again into our vehicles, we drive over dunes and mountains in the captivating landscapes of Hartmann’s Valley arriving at camp late afternoon

Day 4 Windhoek

We take to the river this morning on a boat cruise along the Kunene watching out for birds flying among the trees and lush vegetation bordering the river, crocs languish in the river, and it’s a complete contrast of our previous days. After lunch we return to Windhoek arriving late in the afternoon. Recommend an overnight stay or evening flight Note: camps are simple affairs, with twin–style, dome/meru style, bucket showers and chemical or flush toilets. The camps have a dining and relaxing area and candles add to the ambience. Good food, fine wine and great conversation finish it off.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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